The Story of an African Farm (Dodo Press)

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Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who provided inspiration for certain aspects of The Story of an African Farm (1883), published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, as well as a small collection of ...
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Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who provided inspiration for certain aspects of The Story of an African Farm (1883), published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, as well as a small collection of stories and allegories called Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story (1893). However, Olive's ambitions did not lie in writing. By 1880, she applied to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh to be trained as a nurse, but her ill-health prevented her from completing the training. She returned home in 1889, where she felt extremely alienated from the people around her. In an attempt to reconnect with her surroundings, she became increasingly involved in local politics and produced a series of articles published posthumously as Thoughts on South Africa (1923). Her other works include: Dreams (1891) and Woman and Labour (1911).
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406596786
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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    Posted March 24, 2013

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    She kisses ur neck

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    The Riding area

    This is were a female and male ride each other. We have plenty of supplies.....dont forget about the different areas....if u need a cond.om or d.ildo...or maybe something like a milking machine...we provide those in different results. This area is for just real...nude and no protection area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2005

    A remarkable story

    The Story of an African Farm is an account about a family and how they interact in a South African farm. This is a book that is hard to put down. With is unfamiliar depiction of life style unfamiliar , it still comes out as engaging, inspirational and real. This is striking thing about the story is its deep portrayal of women . This is a highly recommendable book for readers who want to get a good grasps of the different perceptions and treatment of women in our world. It reminded me of another great read, The Usurper and Other.

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